GAME CHANGER! (HyperX Cloud Revolver S Review – 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming)

March 16 08:23 2017 Print This Article

When we say, “This changes everything,” we really do mean it. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S can even literally change your crudgey old headphones into a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound pair of cans. How, you ask? Well that’s because along with the classier, revamped Revolver headset unit from last year, it also packs a new USB Plug-and-Play Sound Card that can technically be used on any pair of headphones. While we’re sure HyperX isn’t keen on letting you use it on other devices, the functionality is definitely there. But you’re not buying this just for the dongle, right? Priced at PHP 7,500 or US$ 149, the Revolver S is the newest contender for Best Gaming Headphone as well – and it might just succeed at it. Watch our review embedded above or read up on our findings below to learn more!

HyperX Cloud Revolver S – PHP 7,500 / US$149

  • Closed back gaming headphones
  • Plug-and-Play 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound
  • USB DSP Sound Card / EQ
  • 50mm Neodymium Drivers
  • 12Hz-28,000Hz Frequency Response
  • 30 ohm Impedance
  • 1m headset cable, 2.2m USB Control cable, 2M PC analog splitter cable
  • Bi-directional noise-cancelling mic (50Hz-18,000Hz)
  • Metal headband, HyperX Memory Foam, white accents, matte black plastic
  • Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch, Wii, Wii U, smartphones, etc.


  • Best in class audio
  • Top quality materials
  • Game changing Plug-and-Play Sound Card, EQ, and Dolby 7.1
  • Modular design; mix and match to your hearts content
  • New, more attractive, subdued design
  • Comfortable for long periods; light on the ears and head
  • Good, detachable microphone


  • Metal headband resonates in your head when tapped
  • Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound is not for everyone

HyperX bags another Editor’s Choice for the Cloud Revolver S and they deserve it. It’s a one of a kind package that blows our minds. You’re getting a solid headset for gaming, good microphone quality, high strength materials, decent quality music, and of course the Plug-and-Play 7.1 Surround Sound dongle. Nothing else in this market offers the same for this price – which is PHP 7,500 or US$149. The only thing that might prevent you from getting one is if you don’t care for the sound processing or you don’t like the metallic twang of the headband. Other than that, its a great deal.

And if you’re reading this but don’t have the budget for this pair, check out our review of the Cloud Stinger – one of the more affordable offerings from HyperX.

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Review Summary

This could be the future of headphones and Plug-and-Play USB Sound Cards as we know it, and it may start with the Cloud Revolver S.

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